Financial Support application packs will be sent during the summer term, to all Franklin College applicants who are due to start their studies in September 2021. The application forms should be completed by new students as soon as possible and sent back to College to ensure that the correct financial support is in place for the students first day in College.
The packs contain all the relevant information including types of financial support available. Students can only apply for support from one category. It also contains a pre-paid envelope to make the return process as easy as possible.
Please see links below for examples of evidence needed to support applications. Photocopies of supporting evidence can be returned with the completed application form or provided via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the student’s name in the subject line.
Please contact the College’s dedicated financial support team via email on email@example.com or by calling 01472 875000 to request an application form. The team are available to help with any queries you may have.
You can also find our latest version of our Financial Support Fund Policy here
Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible for the financial support for priority groups:
· Living in care
· Care leavers
· Living financially independently
· Receive Universal Credit and have Personal Independence Payments or Disability Living Allowance all in their own name
Students in priority groups will be able to receive a bursary of up to £1,200 per year. Once your application has been approved we will contact you to discuss how to best utilise your priority support for your educational needs.
Daily meal allowances are targeted at disadvantaged students, these students may typically have a low household income and may have received a free school meal in secondary school. Students receiving this award will be provided with a daily meal allowance assigned to their student card, where a student is attending an external placement or studying offsite and it is not feasible for the student to access a meal onsite, alternative arrangements will be sought. This award also includes our discretionary financial support and transport pass. The transport pass will only be awarded if the student lives more than 1 mile away.
The student or parents/carers must be in receipt of one or more benefits including:
Students who live in a household with an income below £28,000, including most benefits, will be eligible for a discretionary financial support award. This award supports the cost of trips, and necessary resources whilst studying at Franklin College. Students can also choose between a Free Bus Pass (If the student lives more than 1 mile from College), or a Daily Meal Allowance.
Please complete your application and provide supporting evidence as soon as possible, as funding is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Students who are aged 19 or over when they enrol in September, may be eligible to receive funding towards college costs. Application forms are available from College Services or ALT on request, call 01472 875000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
What are Advanced Learning Loans?
24+ Advanced Learning Loans are similar to higher education loans, but for the further education sector.
Loans will be available for learners aged 24 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4 (including QCF Certificates and Diplomas, Access to Higher Education, A-Levels and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships).
You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of the tuition fees for your qualification, which will be paid directly to the college on your behalf. If you go on to study at a higher level you can get another loan. You can have a maximum of four loans.
How do I apply for my loan?
Repayment of the loan
You pay back your loan (plus interest) when you’ve finished your course and start earning more than £21,000 a year. Each month, you pay back 9% of any income over £21,000. For example, if you earn £25,000 a year, your monthly repayments would be £30. You can pay some of or your entire loan at any time without an extra charge. The interest rate will be the rate of inflation plus up to 3% (depending on your earnings after you complete your course).
There is a support scheme in place for students with children.
Telephone: 0845 600 2809 or visit the website.
Any student who is pregnant or who has a baby/child should register with the Welfare Office as soon as possible.
Franklin has a supportive network available to give extra support when needed.
Applying is easy and the sooner you apply the sooner we can process your application and arrange an interview with you.
Yes. Individual and small group tutorials are an essential part of your College programme. During that time, you will be able to approach your Progress Coach with any problem